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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybuild on
he/she/itbuilds on
present participlebuilding on
past tensebuilt on
past participlebuilt on
  1. 1

    build on


    build onto

    build something on/onto something to build a new room or part onto the outside of a building

    They’ve had an extension built onto the side of the building.

  2. 2

    build on


    build upon

    build on/upon something to do something in addition to what you have already achieved

    We need to build on the ideas we have had so far.

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